Not on the same page! Teddi Mellencamp may not have baby fever — but her 7-year-old son, Cruz, sure does!
“My son is obsessed [with growing our family],” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, 40, exclusively told Us Weekly on Tuesday, August 31. “He keeps saying, ‘Mommy, Mommy, please one more baby.’ I’m like, ‘No, please I cannot do it.’”
“My son was like, ‘I didn’t see you taking that pill,’” John Mellencamp’s daughter told Us of her previous contraceptives. “Kids notice everything. … So he’s like … ‘Are [you] having a baby?’ And I’m like, ‘No, I have something else now, which, I don’t even know how to explain it. We’ll talk about that [eventually]. We’re not going down that road right now.”
Teddi is also the mother of daughters Slate, 8, and Dove, 18 months. The former reality star’s youngest was a “miracle baby,” she gushed on Tuesday, referencing her previous fertility issues.
“I really feel like before, I would look around the table and feel like I’d love to have another, but now I look around and I really feel like our family’s complete,” the former Bravo personality told Us. “So I feel happy where we are. But I mean, I guess you can never say never.”
In March 2020, the Indiana native told her Instagram followers that she was “probably not” welcoming another baby.
“Right after Dove was born, [my husband], Edwin [Arroyave], was like, ‘You know, babe? I could do another,’” Teddi recalled at the time. “I was like, ‘What?’”
Arroyave, 44, is also the father of daughter Isabella, 12, from a previous relationship. Teddi called communication the key to bonding with her stepdaughter.
“Especially as they get into the teenage years and as they get older and … really wanting to be separate, we try to do things as a family,” the accountability coach told Us on Tuesday. “They don’t want to share everything with you, but if you’re playing a volleyball game or if you’re playing chess or if you’re even going on a hike, it opens up those conversations and it makes it more natural.”
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